The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organised a lecture for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on the importance of promoting and sustaining the 1992 Constitution on Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at the Forces Pay Regiment conference room in Burma Camp, Accra.

The lecture which was held under the theme “Three decades of uninterrupted Constitutional rule: revisiting the agenda for reforms”, formed part of activities to mark the annual Constitution Week Celebration. The celebration was first introduced in 2001 to promote constitutional literacy among the Ghanaian population and to also encourage the citizenry to exercise their civic responsibilities.

The Deputy Chief of Staff (Administration) at the General Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Michael Appiah-Agyekum outlined the essence of the Constitution Week celebration to the GAF. He applauded all personnel as well as the civil populace for holding high the Constitution for 30 years without interruption.

In his opening remarks, the Director of Education of the GAF, Col Michelle Yaw Borbi emphasised the need to be abreast with the constitution of the Republic, which he said was the foundation for a peaceful democracy. He added that, the significance of the constitution to the governance of the country can never be underestimated, hence the need for everyone to contribute to dialogue on Ghana’s democracy.

Col Borbi indicated that the constitution of the Republic of Ghana was a powerful document which has over the years provided for the greater freedom of the Press, Human Right Assurances as well as the institution of an Executive branch of government that is elected into office for a term of 4 years.

The Acting Chairperson of the Commission, Ms Kathleen Addy outlined the various duties of the commission. She further took the opportunity to educate personnel about the constitution and the best practices that could protect its operations.

She added that, it was the responsibility of the NCCE to inform the general public every year about the existence of the constitution. She hinted that the feedback from the general public helps to promote and sustain democracy as well as foster awareness of Ghanaians of their rights and obligations through civic education.